South Africa Cricket team’s wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock achieved his career-best ranking in the latest T20 International Player Rankings released by the ICC. Cock performed brilliantly in the recently concluded three T20 International series against Sri Lanka. South Africa won this series 3-0.
Quinton de Kock scored 153 runs in three T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka, including an unbeaten 59 off 46 balls in the last match played in Colombo. South Africa won this match by 10 wickets. This is the first time that Quinton de Kock has reached the top-10 in the T20 International rankings. By the way, his career-best ranking in ODIs has been third and sixth in Tests.
Another South African batsman Aiden Markram has gained 12 places to move up to 11th position. Björn Fortune moved up 103 places to number 43. Fast bowler Enrij Norge jumped 29 places to finish 71st.
Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera scored 69 runs in two innings, which took him 10 places and now he is at number 38. The ICC updated its rankings weekly, including the last two matches of the Bangladesh-New Zealand series.
Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman moved up two places to be at number eight. He took 8 wickets in the series against New Zealand. Nasum Ahmed moved up 25 places to the 15th position. Mehdi Hassan has improved four places to reach 20th position. Shakib Al Hasan has slipped to the second position in the all-rounder rankings and Mohammad Nabi has moved up to the first position.
New Zealand’s Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 50 in the final match, which helped him improve his ranking by 22 places and is now at number 44. Phil Allen has improved 23 places to number 66.
Jaskaran Malhotra got a bumper advantage in the ODI rankings
Among the batsmen in the ICC ODI Player Rankings, Ireland’s William Porterfield has improved 7 places to be at number 66. Zimbabwe’s Craig Irwin improved five places to be at number 72.
UAE’s Jaskaran Malhotra, who hit six consecutive sixes in an over against Papua New Guinea, jumped 169 places to reach 132nd position.
In terms of bowlers, Ireland’s Andy McBrine improved seven places to be ranked 27th. Simi Singh gained 11 places and reached number 38. Nepal’s leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane jumped 19 places to reach the 91st position. Charles Emini of Papua New Guinea moved up 11 places to number 96.